JACK SHARKEY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 292122
Sale Price $360.00
8x10 photograph of the boxer, standing at a hotel front desk, inscribed to noted Hollywood collector A. M. "Doc" Salomon
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To a real fellow/ 'Doc' Salomon/With Best Wishes/Jack Sharkey". B/w, 8x10. Jack Sharkey (1902-1994) was heavyweight boxing champion (1932-1933). He defeated Max Schmeling, and is the only man to have fought both Jack Dempsey (1927) and Joe Louis (1936). He retired with a record of 38-14-3, with 13 knockouts. Sharkey toured with baseball great Ted Williams in fly fishing promotions. Asked whether he preferred boxing or fishing, Sharkey replied that boxing paid more, but that the fish don't hit back. He entered the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994, just months before his death. A. M. "Doc" Salomon, a friend of studio mogul Jack Warner who rose to head the London branch of Warner Bros. studios, compiled an extensive collection of celebrity autographs during his nearly 30 years with the studio. A V-1 rocket demolished his London studio in July 1944 and killed Salomon, but his photo collection miraculously survived. Heavy mounting residue on verso. Light silvering. Corners lightly worn with unknown stains. Otherwise, fine condition.
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